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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 12:08pm. 981 Views, 0 Comments.
You’re probably here reading Realty Austin's blog because you’re considering either moving to Austin or moving to another neighborhood from within Austin. Either way, there’s a good chance you’re going to need to rent a self-storage unit at some point during your move—after all, one in ten people moving do. While the internet has blessed us with new tools that make finding the best storage deals in Austin a snap, it’s best to know some specifics before you begin your search. So what do you need to know about the storage industry in Austin?
To begin with, prices on storage in Austin are on average higher than any other city in Texas (though a few of Dallas’s suburbs are even more expensive), including Dallas, Houston, and San…
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 4:36pm. 1467 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for cool, Austin-y things to do this month? We have compiled a list of activities for you to transition into Fall! The weather is cooling down, but that doesn't stop us outdoor lovers and event seekers this November. Annual events such as East Austin Studio Tour, Turkey Trot and A Christmas Affair are some favorite events to attend before the holidays. There are plenty of things to do, like attending Wurstfest or catching the Formula Oneraces, to make this November in Austin one to remember!
|First Thursday||November 1
|Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great…|
Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 9:15am. 1720 Views, 0 Comments.
Whether you’re in the process of a move, remodeling, staging your home, or cutting down on clutter, when you’re looking for a storage unit there are two primary concerns: how to best keep your belongings safe, and how to do that while making the most efficient use of your money. One of the most common amenities in demand at storage facilities is climate control—indeed; many facilities even include it in their name. There’s really no question whether or not climate control will keep your belongings safer—the question is whether or not climate control is necessary or important enough to justify the extra cost in comparison to normal storage units.
The answer depends on two things: what you intend to store and the climate where…
Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 9:59pm. 2001 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for cool, Austin-y things to do this month? We have compiled a list of activities for you to transition into Fall! Spend some money to help benefit musicians, get some peace and exercise at a yoga festival, and check out the rest of our fun, family-friendly events in Austin this October. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf for you to enjoy before the weather gets cooler. There are plenty of things to do, like attending ACL Festival or shopping in the 2nd Street District, to make this fall in Austin one to remember!
|HAAM Benefit Day||
|Today businesses will donate at least 5% of their proceeds to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.…|
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 11:46am. 2534 Views, 0 Comments.
Getting the prices and rates right when moving is crucial to a financially bearable relocation. Moving expenses vary depending on whether your move is local or out of state, what kinds of furniture you’re moving and the speed at which you want it done. Each move has specific details that are important to consider when relocating. They influence the quality and cost of your move.
What is the Cost of Moving?
Before getting down to establishing the expenses you need to consider if you are going to do a self-move or if you will hire a professional moving company for a full move. If you decide for a do-it-yourself move, you will most likely hire two men and a truck. The going rates on average are about $90 to $120 per hour. Hiring…
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 8:27pm. 6476 Views, 0 Comments.
Do you love activities, local food, and kid-friendly fun? Austin has numerous fun festivals for all three! With so much to do, it can be overwhelming sorting through the best things to do in town. Luckily, Realty Austin, your top source for Austin activities and real estate, has the scoop on Austin’s top festivals.
|Republic of Texas Biker Rally
|Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
|Bastille Day Festival
|Ice Cream Festival
|Austin Fashion Week
|Austin Chronicle's Hot Sauce Fest
|Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 8:26pm. 7136 Views, 0 Comments.
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Austin, TX is one of the fittest cities in the country, and lives up to its reputation by hosting numerous fun runs and marathons throughout the year. Always in support of a great cause, these marathons in Austin are a great way to get exercise and have fun with all of the wonderful people of Austin. Whether you like to be dressed to the “T” in a funny costume, get covered in “magical color dust”, or support local charities or fundraisers, Austin has the right fun run for participants of all ages, size, shapes and species (dogs can participate in some, too!)
Here is the list that Realty Austin has compiled for you with the dates of each fun run in Austin:
|Keep Austin Weird 5K
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 10:27am. 1590 Views, 0 Comments.
Farmers markets occur almost every day somewhere in the Austin area, full of the freshest fruits, vegetables and homemade foods from local growers. Other delicious foods are available for purchase such as meats, cheeses, baked goods, artisan wares and crafts. However, Austin Farmers Markets aren't only for food. Most Farmers Markets in Austin provide entertainment such as live music and activites for kids. Many Austin Farmers Markets also allow dogs to join you on your shopping trip. Unlike going to a grocery store, Austin Farmers Market trips can be fun for everyone in the family!
There are almost thirty Austin-area Farmers Markets waiting for you to dig into their finest produce and homemade goodies. Here is a list of the…
Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 3:26pm. 878 Views, 0 Comments.
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As summer comes to an end we must prepare for the upcoming fall, which is why we have brought you a complete list of academic calendars and supply lists for every school district in the greater Austin area. And don't forget that August 17th-19th is Sales Tax Free Weekend in Texas! The tax exemption applies to clothing, footwear, backpacks and school supplies that are under $100 (per item, not in total) which can save you around $8 for every $100 spent. We hope you all had a good summer and that you enjoy getting back to school in Austin!
Is your child new to school or are you new to the Austin area and not sure which district you are in? Click here to find out.
Check out our list of…
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 11:20am. 1032 Views, 0 Comments.
Looking for cool, Austin-y things to do this month? We have compiled a list of activities for you to enjoy as we move into fall! Enjoy nature at the Zilker Botanical Garderns and check out the rest of our fun, family-friendly events in Austin this September. Austin offers plenty of kayaking, hike and bike trails, and disc golf to take advantage of before it gets cooler. There are plenty of things to do, like attend a film festival or a free concert, to make this September in Austin one-of-a-kind!
|Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
August 28–September 3
|Showcasing the best of improv, sketch, and stand-up, this festival (and miniature golf tournament) brings to Austin hundreds of comedians from around the…|